Episode

Discovery

BBC World Service

Science & Medicine

Chart Positions

Science & Medicine 36

Explorations in the world of science.

Website

Discovery: Last Man, First Scientist on the Moon

December 3rd, 2012

Episode 221 of 565 episodes

Kevin Fong talks to one of the last two men on the moon, forty years after the final Apollo 17 mission launched on 7th December 1972. As an Apollo astronaut, Harrison Schmitt was special. He was the only scientist ever to visit the lunar surface. The field work Dr Schmitt did among the craters, and the rocks he and his fellow astronauts brought back, transformed our knowledge of the Moon and the Earth. Harrison Schmitt also shares the human experience of running around another planet and explains why he thinks we should go back, and beyond.

Featured Podcast

Listen